Most Romantic Getaway Ideas for Couples on California’s Central Coast

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The modern world can continually get in the way of you showing your loved one just how much you care for them. This is a reminder to treat yourselves to a day out to rekindle the love you have for eachother.

Lovers Point Park

Lovers Point Park is a landscaped community park just north of 4 acres in size. Visitors use the grounds for wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, surfing and water sports! Enjoy the huge lawn, clean sandy beaches, rock outcrops, beach volleyball, and a children’s swimming pool. After a nice stroll along the coastline grab a bite at the Beach House Restaurant and Café.

Lovers Point Park is popular for weddings, and is home of the annual Feast of Lanterns pageant and fireworks show!

2. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Napa Valley

Many consider a hot air balloon ride like a nature walk in the sky. There are several compamies in the region that offer tours for couples or groups as large as 20 in a single basket. Typically balloon launches are just after dawn when winds are the calmest and air is still cool. Book a tour and explore the valley below by balloon.

Make your day special and unique. Book a couples tour with these Balloon Companies:

Refuge in Carmel is your opportunity to put down your phones and computers, grab your partner and go have yourself the most relaxing day possible! Explore the hot and cool pools, sauna room and make sure to top your day off with a massage!

4. Sunset Boat Ride

There is nothing more romantic than being with your loved one watching the sunset over the horizon. Now, couple that with a boat ride on the water and a glass of your favorite champagne and you are sure to fall in love even more!

The San Francisco Bay Area has an abundance of beautiful locations to watch the sunset and almost just as many opportunities to watch the sun drop on the water!

5. Take a car cruise on the most scenic coastline in the world, Big Sur

Drive down the rugged and beautiful coastline of California’s central coast, Big Sur. As you wind through the panoramic coast, take in the views of the expansive Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia mountain ranges

Truly one of the most scenic drives in California and perhaps the country. Take stops along the way to enjoy the sights up close. 

6. Have a picnic and stroll the beautiful grounds at Villa Montalvo

Photo: Villa Montalvo

Montalvo is nestled in the foothills above Saratoga with 175 acres of woodland hiking trails and gardens. Located just 20 minutes from the Mineta San Jose Airport and Downtown San Jose, we are open year round and free to the public. In addition to a calendar of events that invite the community to experience the arts in all its forms, visitors are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the sprawling Great Lawn, explore our stunning gardens, and experience both temporary and permanent collections of outdoor Art on the Grounds – Villa Montalvo

Photo: Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery, with the doors of the historic Winery Building providing the iconic stage backdrop, has played host to greatest performers of our time. Named one of the Coolest Concert Venues in the US by Buzzfeed, the nature of this intimate 2,500 seat outdoor amphitheater ensures an exceptional experience for star performers and guests alike. – Mountain Winery

Come to the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains and enjoy a local family friendly atmosphere at Big Basin Vineyards. Fireside Fridays are a great spot to enjoy some live music and cuddle up to your loved one over a fresh red and some great food! The small family vineyard is in a comfortable, peaceful and romantic environment. If you can’t escape the kiddos bring them along for the fun!

About The Author

Robert Bytheway

Robert Bytheway

I have a passion for the outdoors and exploring. Taking my family on road trips and adventures is my greatest success. Mountain Biking the Santa Cruz Mountains is my favorite activity.

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